{ 10 Wedding Dresses with SLITS that we LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!! }

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I’m a self proclaimed LOVER of all and any (well ALMOST all) fancy white dresses! I adore a memorable outfit, something noticeable, something different AND I think these BEAUTI-MOUS slitted bridal gowns cover all those categories. I must admit, a simple slit has been on trend before, however, I’m unsure if I’ve ever seen it in bridal attire! So, to all my bridal beauties; here’s some dresses that might give you a “leg up” on your bridal homework! Consider something daring, classic, and memorable like these 10 LEGGY pretties!

1. Dreamy + Flowy + the perfect amount of leg!

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2. Sleek + Glam + Classic (Would love to see this with a strapp-ier shoe) 0522a487d02e9557683a36a00a382805

3. The lines of this asymmetrical number are delightful! My eyes follow that one shoulder right down to that leg! SO PRETTY!861236325c432b8fa7e754b5e9f9c53b

4. GLAM + GLAM + more GLAM! Now that is a silhouette us ladies love…this style is so flattering! (Her accessories are perfection!)6eb56449887c44b291ef25e20ba94cb6

5. This dropped waste to flowy gown would most definitely have your guests in AWWW! 288def2bc1b571a036a7c7deb94c95c1

6. Classic with a SURPRISE! Beautiful!6b932379a52889275711c587bf73574e

7. Adore those sleeves…lacy “V” and that center cut slit…AMAZING! c0e10a853031c7d39f8a27e581fa40fb

8. This long sleeved + lacy number has me spinning! LOVE that bouquet too…DREAMY! cc6b9ad6f66646c6e29646070bd478cd

9.  This dress makes me wanna get married AGAIN! This fabric, cut, and sparkle is just lovely!c3f6bb14a532b522759d25b764cfb8e9

10. Last, but not least, this perfectly layered + prettiest lace dress! b066430922a19d49e64e21435849a519

That’s my leggy scoop for your Friday! Hope it leaves you bridal beauties feeling inspired! AND make sure you get your bridal cuteness to Appleton Sunday, November 2! It’s Visuelle Productions Fall and Winter Wedding Spectacular at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from 10:30am to 3:00pm! Come meet Wisconsin’s best bridal vendors “for the best day of your life”!

~Missy

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{ Something OLD, Something NEW, Something DUSTY BLUE }

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So I’m all about this DUSTY BLUE color right now, it accents so many color schemes perfectly…you know what looks great with dusty blue?! Here are a few of my FAVE color combos: dusty blue and cranberry, dusty blue and burnt orange, AND dusty blue and mustard yellow! Ohhh and just thinking as I write, but a dusty blue and grey could be a pretty awesome combo as well!

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Now besides looking BEAUT-imous with great FALL to WINTER color schemes, it’s just a classic color that tends to look great on a lot of people. AND in addition you’ll be able to fill your { Something OLD, Something NEW, “Something DUSTY BLUE” } duties perfectly! Here are a couple wedding must haves that I adore in a tad bit of DUSTY BLUE…

Love these simple and elegant invites:

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Now what bridesmaid wouldn’t enjoy a dusty blue dress this darn pretty:

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TIme to accessorize! In love with all these dusty blue pretties:

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Can’t forget about the boys…how ’bout sportin’ some dusty blues too:

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Ahhhh and it looks good on cake too!

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My new fave wedding dessert item…sparkly, dusty blue macaroons:

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Perfect and dusty blue table settings:

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AND I’m in La-La-LOVE with bouquet showcasing some dusty blue:

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That’s the dusty blue scoop for a Friday! Hope you feel a bit of dusty blue inspiration! Now, reminding you for more wedding inspiration, make sure you mark your calendars for Sunday, November 2! There will be a great bridal showcase at the Performing Arts Center in Appleton from 10:30am to 3:00pm! Lots of wonderful local vendors “for the best day of your life”! Happy Friday Friends!

~ Missy

{ 15 FAB and FUN WAYS to PERSONALIZE your ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS }

Engagement photos! It’s “normally” your first photo shoot as a couple and is a great way to show the personality and love you share as a pair. I love seeing photographs of people in love and, even better, I love seeing the personality of the couple shining through as well! So, in your photographs don’t be afraid to step outside the box, show off your fashion style instead of toning it down, bring props of things that make you guys you, go places you love, and do things that make you happy! Here’s a few photos that are great examples of sharing love and personality!

Love and motorcycles…goes together nicely doesn’t it!

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For the love of muscles and each other…impressive right?!

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Photography and book love…

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Or maybe you’re both little “bookies”…how about an old library photo shoot?!

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For those who love to dance…how cute is this!!!

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Coffee love.

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To all you cowboys and cowgirls…isn’t this sweet!

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Airplane loving…I think the tagline was “Plane perfect for each other” 🙂

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Fire fighting pride!

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Move lovers.

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For the love of water…isn’t this lovely…the reflection and lighting are perfection!

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Puppy love.

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Music sweetness.

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For those who love to fish…

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And last, but not least…for you lovers of the bicycle!

 

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That’s your Friday love day inspiration! Hope you enjoyed! Now go out and do what makes you, you and photograph it too! 🙂

For more wedding inspiration, don’t forget Visuelle Productions next bridal show is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 2 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton from 10:30am to 3:00pm! Hope to see you there!

~Missy

{ FALL in LOVE with the TREATS of FALL }

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May I start by saying to my fellow northerners…happy fall wedding season friends! (And to my not-so-notherner readers…I don’t mean to leave you out!!! If it makes you feel any better…we promise to be very jealous of your warmer weather ways in a few short months!) The joy and appreciation for the change of seasons is what keeps “most” of us northerners here, instead of those nice warm Florida Keys! Once you’ve grown up here, you can’t help but love that first crisp fall day, the first snow, the first breezes of spring, AND SUMMER…ohhhh summer…we practically hold out breath to make it last longer! The moral of the story is there are joys and treasures we adore about each time of year; and the comforts of those seasons are special to add into the details of your love day. Fall harvest time gets us enjoying an array of treats and they’re great way to incorporate the season into your day! Here’s a few idears my FALL loving FRIENDS! 🙂

 

Okay…this cake or cupcake flavor just sounds DELICIOUS! Pumpkin spice with caramel cream cheese frosting…Oh…MY…YUM!

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Caramel apples…AND PRETTY caramel apples at that! What guest wouldn’t love one of these as a favor!

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Okay…so for some reason I always incorporate milk and cookies as a fall thing…school starting-kinda treat! I think this suits probably any season…but how delighted as a guest would you be to see these little treats coming around for a late night treat!

 

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The cuteness of a mini pie is unbearable! How adorbs and delicious do these things look!

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Bite size pumpkin pies…I may be in heaven!

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Have you seen these things?! They call them PIE POPS…I’ve decided I HEART PIE POPS before even taste testing! Cuteness on a stick!

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Caramel corn = HAPPINESS

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Or if you want more options for the snack happiness of your guests…how about this! EVERYBODY loves popcorn…I “think” it’s a FACT?! 🙂

 

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Have you seen this FUN idea…WEDDING s’mores?! You can even fancy it up like in the picture below…flavored marshmallows, choices of chocolates, etc. One of these at your wedding…I’m in ASAP!

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Add a little apple cider for a seasonal drink?!

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Or how about a signature drink…have you ever had a hot apple cider cocktail…UMMM…AMAZ-ING!

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Or more kid-friendly option…apple cider floats…doesn’t that sound YUMMERS?!

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Okay and finally, one of my FAVORITE cold weather party ideas!  A HOT COCOA BAR! UMMMM…YES PLEASE! And let’s not be bias…how bout a HOT BAR?! Cocoa, coffee, and cider with all the fixings and additives (chocolate, white chocolate, peppermint, caramel, marshmallows, maybe a little something-something for the guests over 21) to warm those sweet little guests of yours up in a hot minute!

 

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Okay, that’s the FUN FALL TREATS to add to your LOVE DAY!  Hope you enjoyed…think I’m gonna make myself some hot cocoa now…mmmtay! Happy Friday my friends! AND don’t forget for more wedding inspiration, don’t miss Visuelle Productions upcoming Bridal Show: Sunday, November 2 at the Performing Arts Center in Appleton 10:30am through 3:00pm!

 

~Missy

{ EAT YOUR CAKE NAKED } ten pretty naked cakes

 

There’s A LOT of beautiful wedding cakes out there these days and the options seem endless to get delicious flavors as well as stunning visual cakes to top it off! Fondant covered cakes have made many bridal beauties elegant cake dreams come true, allowing sleek lines and details not able to be performed before the fondant hey day! However, as ALWAYS, just like I love myself many a fancy style white dress; I am a LOVER of all things cake as well! Butter cream covered, fluffily frosted, cupcakes pretties, cake pop cuties, fondant beauties, and NOW the trend of the NAKED CAKE! One thing I am definitive over is the importance of having a wedding cake. I heart traditions; they help signify special moments, so cut a cake gosh darnit and shove it OR nicely put it in each others’ cute faces and make that moment memorable! And, if you don’t…I’ll never know the difference so don’t worry about it! 🙂 Okay…now back to cake styles,  if you’re looking for cake ideas and want something new and different OR maybe just don’t love tons of frosting…here are ideas you’ll love! Like I said…eat your cake…NAKED!

I love the way this one is iced!

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Does this look delish or what!!! Imperfection sometimes = PERFECTION.

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PERFECT summery wedding cake.

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SO pretty and with a touch of the beautiful detailed fondant flowers!

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Square, succulents, and I love the frosted beading between tiers.

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You can even ombre your NAKED CAKE! Trend it up folks! Fantastic!

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Simple, elegant, and DELICIOUS looking!

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I love the frosted sways and beading.

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SUMMER! Shortcake?!

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Simply beautiful.

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Hope you enjoyed the naked cake inspiration! We love the new style and hope you love it too! For more wedding inspiration, don’t forget Visuelle Productions Fall Bridal Shows are upon us!

Sunday, September 7 at the Radisson in Green Bay 10:30am to 3:00pm

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Sunday, November 2 at the PAC in Appleton 10:30am to 3:00pm

{ Crown Yourself with Flowers }

Apologies my friends! Was out of town with the family yesterday and the time and internet signals seemed to slip away on me! Hopefully, I didn’t leave you in too much suspense for your Friday Fashion and Trend Report! 🙂 Anywho, onto the pretties! So, I must admit I was inspired for this blog post from Visielle Productions Summer Bridal Show. The floral crowns were shown beautifully by some of the floral vendors, as well as, incorporated into some if the decor through out the show. And I LOVED them! What a great alternative for the brides who aren’t all about blingy tiaras or maybe you are about blingy tiaras, but a more natural look suits your dress, theme, or location. The moral of the story is, here’s another way to beautify and create a look that relays you and your style. Here are some elegant, romantic, and downright stunning ways to add a little floral to your crown!

 

Is this one fairytale-esque or what! Beautiful!

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I love how this compliments her perfectly imperfect side braid:

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I love the whites, ivories, and blush florals in this timeless crown:

 

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The arrangement and coloring of this crown draws you right into her eyes! And love the pop of that yellow shawl! Gorgeous!

 

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These floral pieces, the lace of her dress, natural makeup and hair compliment each other perfectly!

 

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Simple, sweet, and stunning.

 

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Love the pop of color and that bouquet beautiful or what!

 

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Lip color + Flowers  Placement + Hairstyle = LOVE

 

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Simplistic and stunning! Feels like winter in a warm way.

 

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Another fairytale-esque photo for my horse lovers!

 

 

 

 

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This floral crown compliments her hair color and skin tone amazingly! B.E.A.utiful!

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Okay, I must admit, this one’s my fave! I love her pastel hair and the arrangement and color of this floral crown! Oh, so pretty…

 

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Alright! Hope this finds you feeling inspired and possibly considering a floral crown for your big day! Oh, and a girl must remind you! Visuelle Productions Fall Bridal Shows are right around the corner! September 7 in Green Bay at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center AND November 2 in Appleton at the Performing Arts Center! Both shows run from 10:30am to 3:00pm! Hope to see you there! Have a WONDERFUL Labor Day weekend! Till next time my bridal beauties!

 

~ Missy

{ 10 Vintage Hairstyles we ADORE }

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While researching my blog post for fair, carnival, and circus themed weddings; I kept coming across photos of Reese Witherspoon in her role from Water for Elephants. There are actually “Water for Elephant” themed weddings, which are delightful too! If you’re planning a fair, carnival, or circus themed wedding, you must check out ideas from “Water for Elephants” themed weddings, as well! Whimsical, vintage, and fun…SERIOUSLY! Have you seen the movie?!  Besides being a wonderful movie, it’s a feast for every fashionista’s eyes! Every time I see photos from this movie, it makes my little mind go GAGA! The clothes, the costumes, the hair…I just LOVVVVVE Reese’s hair! Of course, I do adore a beautiful platinum blonde look, that is for certain, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s definitely mine! It’s not just the Marilyn Monroe-esque looks, but the classy-ness of the 20s, 30s, 40s and decades past, they just downright inspire me! Fancy hats, fancy hair, fancy gloves, and fancy dresses! I want the fancy back! We might not be able to get away with the fancy gloves and hats on regular occasions, but I think we can get away with the fancy hair…OKAY…it would make me SO HAPPY!  So, here’s 10 vintage hairstyles a girl can’t help but adore!  LET’S BRING BACK THE FANCY! 🙂 AND if not for every day, at least for FANCY days! Have I said FANCY enough yet?! I didn’t think so…FANCY, FANCY, FANCY! Now we’re good…maybe!

I love EVERYTHING about this look!

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Is this STUNNINGLY SLEEK and ELEGANT or what?!

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FOR FANCY and EVERY DAY!

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GLAM-SLEEK-CURLS.

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PERFECT and PRETTY!

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HELLO GORGEOUS!

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Okay, another movie look I LOVE! Kirsten Dunst in Great Gatsby! I want to live THEN!

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Timeless.

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Stunning.

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AND for the bride who dares to be different! I can’t get ENOUGH of this look!

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Hope you were inspired with all this VINTAGE FANCY-NESS! Happy FANCY Friday friends! Okay, I’ll stop with the FANCY talk already…on the blog anyhow… 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

~ Missy